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At 1119 am on April 20 1999 two armed young men stormed Columbine High School wounding twenty eight people and killing fifteen before taking their own lives Juvenile Violence Time Line This is a scene that has been played out too many times in our schools School violence is an issue that should never have been raised We should never have to talk about such a thing Shootings arent the only kind of violence that happens bullying fighting even threatening someone hate-related graffiti and gangs cause and promote violence But it isnt always students who face violence In a report done in 2000 by the Department of Education 133700 violent crimes were committed against teachers So what causes students to be violent Studies show that it comes from many different areas According to the online source School House Hype School Shootings and the Real Risk Kids face in America Students are holding grudges longer having more hatred and not knowing how to vent that anger Sometimes they get picked on and feel rejected Studies also show that kids who have grown up in violent homes or communities and watch violent programs are more likely to deal with certain situations with violence The Center for the Prevention of School Violence reported physical attacks without a weapon theft or larceny and vandalism are much more common in schools than the more serious incidents 44 to 49 of all schools reported crimes of these types to the authorities But for now lets just focus on school shootings Littleton Colorado and Pearl Mississippi are just a couple of schools that were torn apart when students opened fire on their fellow classmates But it doesnt always happen in high schools The use of a weapon is more common in middle schools Shootings are the most violent act that anyone can witness especially students who see their own friends being killed These shootings are getting more and more deadly so
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